Leadership Coaching at GettysburgWritten by CMOE Development Team
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Shortly thereafter, as brigade proceeded to Gettysburg Chamberlain wondered if men would follow his leadership. As it turned out, one hundred and fourteen soldiers (who had originally planned to mutiny) followed this instrumental leader into battle. All but six men were awakened and made commitment. The rest went on to make history in crucial defense of “Little Round Top” at Gettysburg.
Effective leadership coaching and influence is not a fad. It is a proven technique that has stood test of time. Although terminology and external environments may change, concept is same, people are a valuable resource and they can be influenced. Looking back at Chamberlain’s experience, six men did not make commitment, and in some situations leadership coaching may not always work perfectly. However, as we face modern crucial battles and attempt to build strong organizations, making effort to coach is always worth investment. There are many other instances in history where great leaders utilized some kind of coaching or influence. As leaders today, we face similar challenges that require commitment and sacrifice that only comes from a solid partnership with people. It is as true today as it was back then that “A leader can only achieve excellence through relationships with others.”
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Parents returning to work: how to balance work and family lifeWritten by Scott Brown
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Do your homework
If you’re worried that after school programs won’t keep your child after designated time, check out all of your possible resources. Parents these days work one, sometimes two jobs and need support of their community. You might be surprised to know that while most after school programs run until 5:30 or 6:00 PM, several programs offer an extended after school program that lasts until 9:00 or 10:00 PM. Most days you’re probably not going to be anywhere near that late. However, it would be nice to know that if you have a late night at work, your child will be taken care of.
Do it for your children
Whether you’ve got a large family or you’re a single parent with one or two children, holding down a successful career is a great example for your child(ren). The last thing you want to do is send message that you can’t have a family if you want to have a career.
Even if you’re a single parent who’s been out of work for a substantial amount of time, you can still make a comeback in your professional life. Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t balance a great job with a great family. It may take some getting used to, but you can have life you want.
Scott Brown is the author of the Job Search Handbook (http://www.JobSearchHandbook.com). As editor of the HireSites.com weekly newsletter on job searching, Scott has written many articles on the subject. He wrote the Job Search Handbook to provide job seekers with a complete yet easy to use guide to finding a job effectively.